Welcome to St. Patrick’s Day, the day that commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.
And how do people celebrate this day every year? By going out and getting hammered. That seems a little overboard and a bit un-Christian doesn’t it?
I remember in school, if you didn’t wear green on St. Paddy’s day, you’d get a pinch. It didn’t matter where you pinched someone or got pinched. Nowadays, you have to be a bit more careful. There is a very fine line between a St. Paddy’s Day pinch and sexual harassment!
As I write this blog, I’ve noticed that of the four people in the station this early, nobody is wearing green. Looks like there could be a lot of pinching going on shortly!
In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s one of my favorite Irish jokes.
Two men were sitting next to each other at a bar. After a while, one guy looks at the other and says, “I can’t help but think, from listening to you, that you’re from Ireland.”
The other guy responds proudly, “Yes, that I am!”
The first guy says, “So am I! And where abouts from Ireland might you be?”
The other guy answers, “I’m from Dublin, I am.”
The first guy responds, “Sure and begora, and so am I! And what street did you live on in Dublin?”
The other guy says, “A lovely little area it was, I lived on McCleary Street in the old central part of town.”
The first guy says, “Faith & it’s a small world, so did I! And to what school would you have been going?”
The other guy answers, “Well now, I went to St. Mary’s of course.”
The first guy gets really excited, and says, “And so did I. Tell me, what year did you graduate?”
The other guy answers, “Well, now, I graduated in 1964.”
The first guy exclaims, “The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same bar tonight. Can you believe it, I graduated from St. Mary’s in 1964 my own self.”
About this time, another guy walks into the bar, sits down, and orders a beer. The bartender walks over shaking his head & mutters, “It’s going to be a long night tonight.”
The guy asks, “Why do you say that?”
“The Murphy twins are drunk again.”